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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Mary Stallard.


Unknown: Mary Stallard.

: Farming Today

Presented by Anna Hill.


Presented By: Anna Hill.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Sarah Montague.
6.25 ,7.25,8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
7.48 Thought for the Day
With the Rev Dr Colin Morris.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Dr Colin Morris.

: Start the Week

Andrew Marr and his guests set the cultural agenda for the week. Producer Alice Feinstein Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Andrew Marr
Producer: Alice Feinstein

: Daily Service

Presented by John Forrest from Emmanuel Church,
Didsbury, Manchester. Jesus, Where'er Thy People Meet (Wareham). John 4, vv19-26. Jesu, the Very Thought of Thee (Bairstow). Lord Jesus Christ (Living Lord).


Presented By: John Forrest

: Book of the Week: Olga's Story

1/5. Stephanie Williams 's book brings to life the vanished world of her indomitable grandmother, Olga Yunter , born in a remote Siberian frontier town at the dawn of the Russian Revolution. Abridged by Miranda Davies and read by Sara Kestelman. Producer Emma Harding Repeated at 12.30am RT DIRECT: Accompanying book available for £18.00 (RRP £20.00) including p&p. Call [number removed] (national rate).


Unknown: Stephanie Williams
Unknown: Olga Yunter
Abridged By: Miranda Davies
Read By: Sara Kestelman.
Producer: Emma Harding

: Woman's Hour

Sculptress Emily Young talks about her latest piece. Presented by Jenni Murray.


Talks: Emily Young
Presented By: Jenni Murray.

: Animal Show

1/5. The Woman's Hour drama. By Katie Hims. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Unknown: Katie Hims.

: Lives in a Landscape

New series 1/6. The Ancient and Honourable
Society of Ratters leave London clubland behind and head for Yorkshire to experience the excitement of a real rat-hunt, masterminded by former miner Brian Oliver. But when he invites them back to his council semi, it's not quite what they are expecting. A series of snapshots of real lives in Britain today. Producer Laurence Grissell


Unknown: Brian Oliver.
Producer: Laurence Grissell

: Three off the Tee

3/6. When a disputed hole-in-one at the blind par three
12th threatens the future of the three-ball match made in heaven, Roger is forced to take desperate measures - and consults the rule book. Written by David Spicer.
Producer/Director Liz Anstee


Written By: David Spicer.
Director: Liz Anstee
Roger: Danny Webb
Tom: Tony Slattery
Mike: Tony Gardner
Hannah: Carla Mendonca

: You and Yours

Consumer affairs, introduced by Liz Barclay and Peter White.


Introduced By: Liz Barclay
Introduced By: Peter White.

: The World at One

National and international news and analysis, presented by Nick Clarke.


Presented By: Nick Clarke.

: Counterpoint

10/13. The first semi-final of the contest to find the musical mastermind of the year. Hosted by Ned Sherrin. Producer Paul Bajoria Repeated on Saturday at llpm


Unknown: Ned Sherrin.
Producer: Paul Bajoria

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Rain on the Just

Dark family secrets have led to murder - or have they? Has Stan killed his long-lost brother? What else may be revealed and who is the next victim? Written by Jimmie Chinn , starrinq Bernard Cribbins and Roy Barraclough.
Director Martin Jenkins


Written By: Jimmie Chinn
Unknown: Bernard Cribbins
Unknown: Roy Barraclough.
Director: Martin Jenkins
Stan: Bernard Cribbins
Beryl: Joan Kempson
Charlie: Roy Barraclough

: Money Box Live

Listeners' personal finance questions, answered by Paul Lewis and his guests. Producer Paul O'Keeffe
PHONE: [number removed]0444 Lines open from 1.30pm


Unknown: Paul Lewis
Producer: Paul O'Keeffe

: Five on Four

1/5. Antickes and Frets. Mary, Queen of Scots, embroiders a scheme to bring down the queen of England. Read by Haydn Gwynne and written by Susanna Clarke. The first in a selection of stories by contemporary authors. Abridger/Producer Elizabeth Allard


Read By: Haydn Gwynne
Written By: Susanna Clarke.
Producer: Elizabeth Allard

: The Real Just So Stories

1/4. How the Elephant Got Its Trunk. Alistair McGowan revisits the classic Kipling children's stories and asks how the elephant really got its trunk, producer Joiyon Jenkins


Unknown: Alistair McGowan
Producer: Joiyon Jenkins

: The Food Programme

Donkeys. Sheila Dillon visits a donkey-milk dairy in Belgium and finds out how to make donkey ravioli.
Producer Rebecca Wells


Unknown: Sheila Dillon
Producer: Rebecca Wells

: Beyond Belief

2/13. Ernie Rea presents more conversations with guests about the place of faith in today's complex world, teasing out the hidden truths behind the experiences, values and traditions of our lives. Producer Janet McLarty


Unknown: Ernie Rea
Producer: Janet McLarty

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.


Presented By: Eddie Mair.

: Just a Minute

New series 1/9. Rob Brydon , Chris Neil , Paul Merton and Clement Freud try not to repeat, hesitate or deviate from the subject given to them by chairman Nicholas Parsons in the return of the venerable and most pernickety of panel games. This edition comes from the Mermaid Theatre, London. Producer Claire Jones Repeated on Sunday at 1.30pm
BBC AUDIO: Several series of Justa a Minute are available on audio cassette and CD, including the recently released Just a Minute 8, from good retail outlets or from www.bbcshop.com. or by calling [number removed]19.


Unknown: Rob Brydon
Unknown: Chris Neil
Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: Clement Freud
Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Producer: Claire Jones

: The Archers

Kenton gets some unwelcome news. For cast see page 41 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson with arts news, interviews and the verdict on the film Festival, set among the comedians, actors and journalists hoping to make it at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, and written and directed by Annie Griffin. Producer Timothy Prosser


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Directed By: Annie Griffin.
Producer: Timothy Prosser

: Animal Show

1/5. Mouse. The first story, by Katie Hims , in a series that explores the ways humans relate to animals. Mouse's boyfriend gave her the name Mouse. She left him and now lives in a nasty bedsit with a real mouse.
Producer/Director Mary Peate Repeated from 10.45am


Story By: Katie Hims
Director: Mary Peate
Mouse: Kate Ashfleld
Mehmet: Nltzan Sharron
Cowboy: Vicenzo Nicoli

: Colonising the Slums

In 1884, one of Victorian Britain's strangest yet most socially influential experiments was launched. A band of highly privileged social reformers decided to live and work amid the squalor of London's East End in an attempt to connect the "two nations" of rich and poor, and change society forever. They called their Utopian community a settlement, and over the years, hundreds of settlements would spring up across the world. Historian
Richard Weight explores the history of this unique movement and its legacy. He also asks what relevance contemporary settlements have in today's Britain. Producer Tanya Datta


Unknown: Richard Weight
Producer: Tanya Datta

: Crossing Continents, Crossing Europe

6/8. The Three Rs. In Britain, 20 per cent of adults are deemed to have problems with reading and writing.
Yet in Finland illiteracy is almost unknown, and Ireland has tackled its adult literacy problem by boosting spending on classes more than tenfold in eight years. Paul Henley explores the lessons that Ireland and Finland have to Offer the UK. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Paul Henley

: Wild Blue Britain

New series 1/4. The Rocky Shore. For marine wildlife, Britain's rocky shore is top of the league in Europe, and the Gower rock pools in Wales are among the best. Lionel Kelleway encounters beasts great and small when he is taken on a magical tour of Gower by rock-pooling guru Pete Hayward. Producer Julian Hector


Unknown: Lionel Kelleway
Unknown: Pete Hayward.
Producer: Julian Hector

: Start the Week

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

News and analysis with Claire Bolderson.


Presenter: Claire Bolderson

: Book at Bedtime: Minaret

1/10. Nawja, born into a life of privilege in Sudan, only ever dreamed of creating a loving family like her own.
Now 40 and alone in London, she has come down in the world. Adjoa Andoh reads Leila Aboulela 's revealing and compassionate account of a woman who loses everything but finds new solace in her faith. Abridged by Sally MarmiOn. Producer DiSpeirs
RT DIRECT: Accompanying book available for £11.99 (RRP E12.99) including p&p. Call [number removed]042 (national rate).


Unknown: Adjoa Andoh
Unknown: Leila Aboulela
Abridged By: Sally Marmion.

: Home Truths

Shortened repeat from Saturday at 9am

: Today in Parliament

The start of the week's business in Westminster, with Susan Hulme.


Unknown: Susan Hulme.

: News

: Book of the Week: Olga's Story

1/5. By Stephanie Williams. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Stephanie Williams.

: World Today

: Analysis

: News

: News

: News

: Outlook

: Off the Shelf

Purple Hibiscus (7/10) For details see yesterday

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